Metro-East man accused of killing stray cat during argument with girlfriend

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by Associated Press

KMOV.com

Posted on September 24, 2013 at 8:29 AM

Updated Tuesday, Sep 24 at 6:25 PM

EDWARDSVILLE, Ill.—A southwestern Illinois man faces a felony animal cruelty charge after authorities say he killed a stray cat by hitting the animal with a metal bed frame.

The (Alton) Telegraph reports that 25-year-old Elijah Ingram of Alton was charged Friday in Madison County after allegedly killing the cat during a domestic dispute with a woman living with him.

Police say that after the woman left the home, Ingram ransacked the home and brought in a stray cat, killed it and left it for the woman to find when she returned.

Authorities say the home’s occupants had been feeding the cat.

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